Population Health Needs Analysis - UK Asylum Seekers and Refugees

  • Luke Richard Jefferies Liverpool John Moores University
Keywords: Refugee, Asylum Seeker, Healthcare, UK.


This article will explore the healthcare needs of UK asylum seekers and refugees, seeking to identify not only the size and location of these populations, but the range of their healthcare needs alongside the barriers to healthcare experienced by them.  Significant focus will be on the mental and physical health needs of these populations, as well as the future for these populations within the UK, relating to their access to healthcare.

Author Biography

Luke Richard Jefferies, Liverpool John Moores University

At the time of writing this article I was a second year Student Paramedic studying a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Paramedic Practice at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU). I attained a ‘Distinction’ level grade upon completion of my course and have recently attained a job as a Newly Qualified Paramedic working at North West Ambulance Service. I took part in a variety of pre-hospital, hospital and community-based placements during my time on the course, which generated an interest in the healthcare experiences of both Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and consequently influenced the subject of the article I have written.